Samuel Innocent, a senior at The City College of New York and U.S. Army veteran who was deployed in Afghanistan, is featured in the latest edition of Time magazine.
Supraglacial lakes – bodies of water that collect on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet – lubricate the bottom of the sheet when they drain, causing it to flow faster. Differences in how the lakes drain can impact glacial movement’s speed and direction, researchers from The City College of New York (CCNY), University of Cambridge and Los Alamos National Laboratory report in “Environmental Research Letters.”
Dr. Daniel M. Greenberger, Mark W. Zemansky Professor of Physics at The City College of New York, has been appointed a CUNY Distinguished Professor. The CUNY Board of Trustees approved the appointment at its June 24 meeting.
BROOKLYN, NY– Four Brooklyn College faculty members have been awarded Tow Professorships, which provides $25,000 to each awardee in support of exceptional new and ongoing projects. “We are pleased to bestow this well-deserved honor on these talented individuals,” says President Karen L. Gould. “These are just four more examples of the unique and outstanding work of our […]
Students from City University of New York (Cuny) and the University of Sydney observed a female baboon in the Tokai Forest of Table Mountain National Park for 30 days to study her dietary habits.
1.2 million Americans live with HIV, more than 12.5 million have some type of cancer and 4.5 million are infected with hepatitis C. Researchers at the City Tech Lab located on the City University of New York campus are helping to detect diseases like these before the first symptom even appears.
The photos you take on Instagram are not just about you. Yes, the glamor shots of your dog, captured moments with friends, and gratuitous photographs your favorite meals do reveal a lot about you as an individual, but they can also say a lot about the city you live in. Phototrails, a collaborative research project between the University of Pittsburgh, the California Institute for Telecommunication and Information, and the Graduate Center at City University of New York, is using the patterns found in Instagram photos to create gorgeous “visual signatures” of cities around the world.
A team of researchers have now found strains of the deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria thriving in the river, especially from the Tappan Zee Bridge to lower Manhattan.
Scientists are looking into how well the former Fresh Kills dump on Staten Island dump is making the transition to parkland, and they are getting a helping hand — or flipper — from turtles. Borough reporter Amanda Farinacci filed the following report.
Scientists have engineered fruit flies that can’t taste sugar, and, at first, the insects will show no preference between sugar water and plain water. But after 15 hours without food, the flies start to choose the sugar water, seemingly sensing the fact that the liquid contains life-sustaining calories even though they can’t taste anything.
Babies learn to speak months after they begin to understand language. As they are learning to talk, they babble, repeating the same syllable (“da-da-da”) or combining syllables into a string (“da-do-da-do”).
Humans aren’t the only species swayed by fashion trends and peer pressure. Two newly published studies say vervet monkeys and humpback whales learn eating preferences and feeding techniques from their social groups, too.
In the fall of 1985, a giant humpback whale named Humphrey attracted international fame when he lost his way while migrating southward to breed. He ended up swimming into the San Francisco Bay instead. For two weeks rescuers from The Marine Mammal Center in California and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration desperately tried to lead him back to sea but had little success. Finally, they called in Diana Reiss, a renowned dolphin researcher, to help. By then Humphrey was already 80 miles inland and his beautiful coat was decaying due to extended exposure to fresh water.
America’s finest colleges and universities all have one thing in common: Besides providing an excellent education to their students, they are an invaluable resource to the families and businesses in their communities, offering many kinds of assistance and conducting research that benefits everyone.
Baruch College was recently awarded the 2013 Educational Fundraising Award, an honor given by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) to superior fundraising programs at educational institutions across the country.
With Governor Andrew Cuomo’s post-Sandy admonition—“Anyone who thinks there is not a dramatic change in weather patterns is denying reality”—still reverberating in the news, Steve Pekar (Earth & Environmental Sciences) joined more than 100 scientists, policy experts, environmentalists, explorers, heads of NGOs, filmmakers, and business and political leaders participating in Al Gore’s marathon webcast devoted to climate change, 24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report.
The American Physical Society (APS) has awarded the 2013 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science to Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering Robert Alfano. The prize recognizes outstanding contributions to basic research using lasers to advance knowledge of the fundamental physical properties of materials and their interaction with light. The award is endowed by the NEC Corporation, an information technology and network solutions company, and provides a stipend of $10,000.
Dr. Sheldon Weinbaum, Distinguished Professor of Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering Emeritus in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, has just joined a very exclusive club. With his election in April as a 2013 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (the Academy), he becomes one of just five living persons with membership in the Academy- and the three U.S. National Academies: Academy of Sciences, Academy of Engineering and Institute of Medicine.
Cynthia Lee Wong, a Performing Arts Professor in the Weissman School of Arts & Sciences at Baruch College, was recently named the 2013 New Voices composer.
Bella is the first Medgar Evers College Environmental Science Student in 10 Years to Move Directly from a Bachelor’s Degree Program into a Ph.D. Program Brooklyn, NY – Senior Delisha Bella is the first student in 10 years to graduate from Medgar Evers College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science and a […]